Subject Re: Getting started with JayBird, Netbeans 4.1, IB6
Author digitry
--- In, "Roman Rokytskyy"
<rrokytskyy@a...> wrote:
> Is there any reason why you do not work with Firebird? It is free and
> contains a lot of fixes since IB 6.0 times (note Borland has now IB

I used IB6, "Because It's There" [as George Mallory said of Mount
Everest]; i.e., IB6 was already on my computer. And because the
JayBird pages lead me to believe that it would work. And finally
because I have a bunch of software that works with IB6 that may or may
not work with FB, and as I understand it, you can't install FB without
uninstalling IB.

> The error message you get sounds strange, since the wire protocol
did not
> change since IB 6.0 but frankly speaking I have not tested InterBase
for a
> long time (most likely since JayBird 1.5 release). Once I had,
> successfully to IB 6.0, IB 6.5 and IB 7.1, but since we do not
support this
> platform officially, that was all I did in that direction.
> BTW, you can try JayBird 1.5 JDK 1.4, it will work with JDK 1.5, only
> connection pooling classes won't because of changed signatures of
the JNDI
> interfaces. But the driver itself should work ok - we had couple
> here in the group.

I don't (yet) need pooling, so I tried JayBird 1.5 JDK 1.4. It does
work (at least for the little snippet I posted before), while JayBird
2.0.0 beta 2 JDK 1.5 does not, so the incompatibility with IB6.0 seems
to have crept into JayBird 2. I'll remove IB and install FB and then
try JayBird 2 on a different computer. I'll report back when I've
done that.

Thanks for your help.
- Richard